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Super Flower Intros First-to-Market 80 Plus Platinum Modular PSU

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  1. btarunr

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    PSU OEM Super Flower became the first to market an 80 Plus Platinum certified modular power supply unit (PSU), the SF-550P14PE. An 80 Plus Platinum certified PSU delivers power with 92% of typical efficiency. Further, its fan controller is programmed to run the fan only if the internal temperatures cross 65~70°C. If temperatures are below that, the fan stays off. The company displayed a 550W model, a 650W model (SF-650P14PE) is also in the works.

    The PSU makes use of a single 12V rail design, with a single 45.5A rail. The PSU is ATX v2.3 & EPS12V v2.92 compliant, and features modular cabling. The 24-pin ATX, 4+4 pin EPS, and two PCI-E (6 pin and 8 pin) are fixed, two additional PCI-E power connectors (6 pin and 8 pin) can be connected, apart from a number of SATA, Molex, and Floppy connectors. Key connectors such as PCI-E have REMI-cores to reduce EMI. The company has just started marketing these in Eastern markets, it remains to be seen when and if these will make it to Europe and US.

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    Source: CoolPC.com.tw
     
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    Nice. Looks like we have a new competitor in town. :)
     
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    Super Flower...f**k yeah.

    And no signs of flowers whatsoever anywhere, only butterflies...
     
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    Good specs but... wth is a super flower? Such a surreal name
     
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    LOL

    At the end the Chinese superpower has a superflower, and that is good. Bravo, cheers!

    And we have stupid brand names like microsoft, appel or mercedes, we have a lot to learn!
     
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    Super Flower is a psu OEM, they built NZXT latest power supplies that got very good reviews.
     
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    Mario flower power!! Which means it will be able to spit fireballs on command.
     
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    Thanx btarunr for taking the time to publish this news. They will be available soon @ SuperFlower Germany www.super-flower.de
     
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    I didn't even know there was a Platinum rating for 80+. What comes after that? 95% efficiency gets you 80+ obsidian rating?
     
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    @erixx: Mercedes is the name from a german girl her father just invented the car and named his company after her.
     
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    LOL Erixx! You're from Spain and Mercedes is a popular name in Spain. :laugh:
     
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    No. The company had a different name when it originally started well over 100 years ago. The first use of the name Mercedes was for an engine they built specifically for a racer who loved their products. He agreed to be a spokesmen for their engines and race using only their products and they named the engine after his racing name/daughter's real name. It worked and he eventually joined the board of directors. They changed the company's civilian name to Mercedes-Benz for some reason I don't recall.
     
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    I'm guessing they'll just change everything over to a 90+ rating system, or something along those lines.
     
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    Yep, Daimler-Benz.

    Super Flower used to be a mid-high level brand here but then, for some reason, their products stopped selling. They used to make good quality chassis, accessories and PSUs. I can still find their fan controllers, but it's still very rare.
     
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    Nice i want my Antec HCP 1200 PLATINUM NAU!
     
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    http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/80PlusPowerSupplies.aspx

    Nothing, for now. If they do manage a 95%+ efficient PSU, it will probably be 80+ Diamond. I can't imagine it going any higher than that.
     
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    95+ efficient. 80+ Mithril.
    98+ efficient. 80+ Diamond.
    100% efficient. 80+ Faked.
     
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    Thanks all for the Mercedes clarifications (not that I did not know hehehe, My mom is german, btw.)

    Still, if you take a second, and free yourself from nearly 1 century of Mercedes publicity, it is an odd name, just as lyrical as Flower Power ;).
     
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